Two years fixed term full time position, with potential for extension
Based at the Australia Hearing Hub, Macquarie University
Competitive salary based on experience plus 15.4% super 

When you change lives, it’s more than just a job

The National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative researcher to work on world-leading research focussed on transforming the lives of people with hearing loss. This is an opportunity for a senior researcher to become a key member of our Audiological Science team and collaborate with NAL scientists, audiologists, and engineers working together to perform cutting-edge research in hearing healthcare.

The successful candidate will use their research expertise to plan and execute projects aligned with our strategic research challenges (see Our Research). Specific areas of priority research relevant to this role are:

  • hearing device gain prescriptions and fitting methodologies
  • outcomes measurement, including validation of outcome measures
  • data-driven approaches to developing intelligent digital tools for clinicians (to aid the efficient and effective delivery of hearing care) and people accessing hearing services (to support their hearing care journey from assessment to long-term outcomes)
  • identification and management of perceived hearing problems for which hearing aids are an effective management strategy

In addition to these areas, the role holder will have opportunities to initiate the development of new ideas into proposals for research and innovation activities, and participate in projects across all areas of NAL to address our strategic research challenges.

NAL is a world-leading research centre funded by the Australian government’s Dept of Health and is the research division of Hearing Australia. With a strong focus on applied and cross-disciplinary research, NAL enjoys a uniquely significant reputation as an international leader in audiology and hearing healthcare research and has had a worldwide impact on prevention and rehabilitation activities.

What we have to offer:

  • 15.4% Super
  • Flexible work arrangement opportunities to support work, personal and family commitments
  • Free on-site Parking, Great facilities
  • Employee recognition awards program
  • Hearing aid discounts for employees and family members
  • Attractive employee benefits (salary sacrifice superannuation, HCF private health cover discount, well-being programs, salary packaging a new motor vehicle, discounts across an exciting range of retailers)

About you:

  • A Ph.D. in relevant scientific discipline within audiology or hearing research, or a postgraduate degree with extensive research experience
  • Prior training in clinical audiology desirable but not required
  • Track record of research in one or more of our priority areas
  • Track record of collaboration in conducting research
  • Track record of disseminating the outputs from research

Why work for NAL?

NAL’s mission is to lead the world in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties. Our work is purpose-driven and everything we do is focused on having an impact on hearing health care and helping people with hearing difficulty. By working for NAL and Hearing Australia, you will be working to improve people’s lives.